(Under the wings of the cherubim could be seen what looked like human hands.)(A)

I looked, and I saw beside the cherubim four wheels, one beside each of the cherubim; the wheels sparkled like topaz.(B) 10 As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 11 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the cherubim faced; the wheels did not turn about[a] as the cherubim went. The cherubim went in whatever direction the head faced, without turning as they went. 12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes,(C) as were their four wheels.(D) 13 I heard the wheels being called “the whirling wheels.” 14 Each of the cherubim(E) had four faces:(F) One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion,(G) and the fourth the face of an eagle.(H)

15 Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures(I) I had seen by the Kebar River.(J) 16 When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the cherubim spread their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not leave their side. 17 When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them.(K)

18 Then the glory(L) of the Lord departed from over the threshold of the temple and stopped above the cherubim.(M) 19 While I watched, the cherubim spread their wings and rose from the ground, and as they went, the wheels went with them.(N) They stopped at the entrance of the east gate of the Lord’s house, and the glory(O) of the God of Israel was above them.

20 These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Kebar River,(P) and I realized that they were cherubim. 21 Each had four faces(Q) and four wings,(R) and under their wings was what looked like human hands. 22 Their faces had the same appearance as those I had seen by the Kebar River.(S) Each one went straight ahead.

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  1. Ezekiel 10:11 Or aside

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